Women served in Canada
We develop and customize national partnerships to champion and fund Dress for Success locations from coast to coast. Centralized funding through the Foundation enables Dress for Success to scale the number of women served across Canada at the local level, through the supports and programs delivered by our affiliates.
At the local level, Dress for Success affiliates provide the following services:
Women referred to Dress for Success meet one-on-one with a trained stylist who assists her to select professional attire and provides support and encouragement for upcoming job interviews. Women leave our boutiques with career attire (suit, footwear, accessories) and, most importantly, positive reinforcement and a boost of confidence. Once successfully hired, the client is invited to return to Dress for Success for a full week’s worth of professional attire.
Job Search Support
Dress for Success connects women with the resources they need to find work. This includes helping with cover letters, resumes, LinkedIn profiles and interview skills through mock interviews.
What comes after a job offer is the hardest part. Dress for Success provides a support system for newly employed women as they navigate an often unfamiliar set of employment challenges. This includes a network of support and inspiration with a training focus on the unwritten and written rules of the workplace, communication skills, conflict resolution, improving personal finances, and increasing health and wellness.
Many of the women once they are thriving want to support women who are coming through the doors of Dress for Success for the first time. Dress for Success’s Ambassador Program enables them to inspire and work alongside of new clients, and take advantage of programming centered on leadership, public speaking, financial foundations, and giving back to the community.